Ten runs in the first inning.
What in the world just happened in Atlanta?
Here’s the video:
The Cardinals set a record tonight with 10 runs in the first inning in their NLDS matchup with the Braves! Here are all 10 runs. pic.twitter.com/zyYBbSjX37
— Unfinished Business (@FinishTheBiz) October 10, 2019
And in text form:
Strikeout / wild pitch (run scores)
10-0, St. Louis.
In Atlanta. In front of a home crowd anticipating a first trip back to the NLCS since 2001. It’s a do-or-die Game 5, the series tied, everything on the line, and it’s on this day the Braves decided to have the worst inning in team history.
*1st inning of NLDS elimination game*
Braves fans: pic.twitter.com/icZrmQ7sEY
— Bush Leaguer (@BushLeague101) October 9, 2019
It’s only happened three times, ten runs in a playoff inning.
1929, 1968, and now 2019.
But never in the first. Never quite like this.
You arrive at the ballpark, you find your seat, and then this.
Without the chance to see the Braves bat even once before it was effectively over. The kind of thing that just can’t happen in any other sport.
A team might go down 30-0 in basketball someday, but they’ll have had chances to score. Possessions. Shots and misses.
But with this Atlanta team, and this Atlanta crowd…
It’s truly over before it started.
The Oof Heard Round the World.
— Lucky Luciano (@Lucky_Luciano_A) October 9, 2019
And maybe the truest big inning in this site’s history.
Cardinals plate 10 runs in the first inning 🤯
— ESPN (@espn) October 9, 2019
Sidenote: more than the players, the fans, anyone else…
How do you recover if you’re the broadcast team?
Aaaand we’re back, bottom of the first. Braves down by 10.
Anyone still watching?
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